The full schedule of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been released. The tournament will begin with a match between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians to be played in Abu Dhabi on 19 September. Delhi Capitals will play their first match of the tournament against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai on 20 September. Due to the corona virus epidemic, this tournament is being played in the UAE instead of India this year. Shikhar Dhawan, the opening batsman of IPL franchise Delhi Capitals, talked about the mental side of this tournament.
Shikhar Dhawan also talked about how the Delhi Capitals team is keeping pace with the new environment, especially the bio-secure environment. Talking to Hindustan Times, he said that staying in bio bubble is a challenge. Here you have to stay in your own company, keep yourself fit and motivated.
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He said, “Staying in bio bubble, you can test your mental strength in the same way as in Big Boss. This is brand new to everyone. I am trying to get better in every way. I am entertaining myself and taking things in a positive way. It all depends on how a person communicates with himself. You can be your best friend or your enemy. ”
Shikhar Dhawan said, “10 people around you can be positive, but if you are not your friend then no one can help you.” We have no other choice. This IPL is very important. If you do not perform well then how will people take you. You have to stay in the same space of the hotel with the same people. I think it will have a great impact on every person. ”
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He said that he is doing yoga for concentration and mental strength. This keeps my body relaxed. I am also improving my batting stance and mobility. He said, “My stamina, focus and mobility have improved.”
Delhi Capitals Squad 2020: Shreyas Iyer (Captain), Kagiso Rabada, Marcus Stoinis, Sandeep Lamichane, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Daniel Samms, Alex Carrie, Mohit Sharma, Prithvi Shaw, Lalit Yadav, Avesh Khan, Akshar Patel , Tushar Deshpande, Enrich Nortje, Rishabh Pant, Harshal Patel, Chemo Paul, Amit Mishra.